With the recent warm weather most people are spending more time outdoors.
This means those with hay fever will be suffering runny noses and teary eyes.
What causes hay fever?
According to the NHS, hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat.
Pollen is a fine powder from plants.
What are the symptoms?
sneezing and coughing
a runny or blocked nose
itchy, red or watery eyes
itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
loss of smell
pain around your temples and forehead
How can you reduce the symptoms?
There is no 'cure' for hay fever but the following can ease symptoms:
Put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
shower and change your clothes after you've been outside to wash pollen off
stay indoors whenever possible
keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
Where can I find more information?